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31st Annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend Dates Announced

31st Annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend Dates Announced

The 2018 Houston Art Car Parade, celebrating 31 years of the "drive to create" will take place April 12-15, 2018, with Parade day being Saturday, April 14th

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Entries Now Being Accepted for the 2018 Houston Art Car Parade

Entries Now Being Accepted for the 2018 Houston Art Car Parade

Getting excited about the 31st Annual Houston Art Car Parade next April? So are we! We are now accepting applications to participate! Deadline is February 15, 2018 - so enter ...

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2017 Houston Art Car Parade Winners Announced

2017 Houston Art Car Parade Winners Announced

The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art gave out $21,500 to winners in 14 categories this year - check them all out!

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Houston's largest FREE public event needs lots of fuel!

Houston's largest FREE public event needs lots of fuel!

As Houston’s largest free public art event, the parade and all Art Car Weekend events would not be possible without generous help from corporate sponsors, foundation grants, in-kind donations and ...

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The Houston Art Car Weekend is fantastic, fun, and the Parade is FREE!

The Houston Art Car Weekend is fantastic, fun, and the Parade is FREE!

It is the Largest Art Car Parade in the world! Art Car Weekend is the Orange Show's biggest outreach program, a vehicle for the message that art is an integral ...

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The Legendary Art Car Ball

April 13, 2018, 7 p.m.

For the uninitiated, Art Car weekend, and specifically the Art Car Ball, teeters somewhere in between the all-out artistic chaos ... read more

VIPit Experience at The Houston Art Car Parade

April 14, 2018, noon

The VIPit Experience at The Houston Art Car Parade is the ULTIMATE way to watch all 250 incredible entries roll ... read more
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history of the art car parade

The Art Car Parade is the highlight of a three-day celebration of the drive to create: Art Car Weekend. But it all began with a donated 1967 Ford staton wagon and $800 worth of paint and plastic fruit. And now, 26 years later, it attracts 250+ vehicles (and other entries) from 23 states, Canada, and Mexico. Learn more about how it all began...read more

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art cars through the years

  • 2437-2011 05 Art Car Lineup by eschipul-2959
  • 2013 Houston Art Car Parade
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  • 2012 Houston Art Car Parade
  • Art Car #51
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  • 2012 Houston Art Car Parade
  • Art Car Party 2007 by eschipul 128
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  • Jackie Harris on the Gator
  • Gretchen McFarlane, Andrew McFarlane 2
  • 2435-2011 05 Art Car Lineup by eschipul-2947
  • Steven Owsley, Cabrina Owsley, Gretchen McFarlane, Andrew McFarlane
  • Tammy Dowe and Beth Wolff 2
  • Art Car Party 2007 by eschipul 111
  • Santa
  • IMG_9705
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